‘TRON: Evolution’ Available for Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, and Wii

As we all anxiously await the arrival of “TRON:  Legacy” in theaters later this month, one question does come to mind:  what in the world happened during the time of the original film and the latest one?  After all, a lot has changed in our world in 28 years.  What about the world of TRON?

Enter “TRON: Evolution,” a video game that seeks to answer those questions, and to bridge the gap between “TRON” and “TRON:  Legacy.”

Released this week, “TRON: Evolution” takes the player right into the story – and the action.  Players control a security program called Anon, whose main function is to protect the digital world from Abraxas, a destructive computer virus.  During the course of the game, players will experience foreshadowing of upcoming events from “TRON:  Legacy,” and will also get a chance to power all those hip TRON vehicles, like the light cycles, light tanks, and recognizers.

To make the gaming experience and the film as cohesive as possible, developers worked closely with film production staff, and even shared assets to ensure consistency between the two.  Olivia Wilde, who plays “Quorra” in the film, also stars in the game.  Bruce Boxleitner also has a major role to play in “TRON: Evolution.”  And of course, a film about going into a parallel digital world?  What could be better suited to a video game?

TRON: Evolution” is available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Games For Windows – LIVE, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems.  “TRON: Evolution – Battle Grids” is exclusive to the Wii™ console.  Free downloadable content is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Games For Windows – LIVE versions, with additional premium content available in the future.  The Wii version features 15 minigames that the whole family can experience together.

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of “TRON: Evolution” is rated T for Teens, while the Nintendo DS, PSP versions, as well as the Wii “TRON:  Evolution – Battle Grids” is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older.  A Collector’s Edition for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is also available, and features the game, an exclusive collectible illuminated light cycle model, a protective case, and vouchers for “TRON: Legacy” film tickets.

Here’s a sneak peak of the game for you to enjoy!

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